Week 30   Day 2

 

  

most of us have not heard the Lord speak 

in terms as clear and dramatic as the prophets

who often appear as

            misfits 

            idealists 

            dreamers 

 

yet the Lord calls us to be servants too 

and he promises and reassures us 

that we are chosen 

that we are recipients of his spirit 

that we are his light in the land 

 

and we are to deal with things like

righteousness 

justice 

 

but how can we deal with such lofty subjects

as righteousness and justice 

they are so world encompassing 

they are the stuff of which

            the gifted 

            the powerful 

            the talented 

                        debate about 

                        deliberate over 

                        decide upon 

 

at times we find ourselves anxious

about what we are doing this afternoon

and wonder why with all our activities

we can still feel so empty 

 

maybe we need to ponder the Lord's claim on our lives 

and ask

who

or what are we serving

 

                                                                                    ---rus

 

 

 

                                   GOD KNOWS MY NAME
    Because of God's love and mercy, the best is yet to be.
                                            Isaiah 42 & 43

 

     1"Behold!  My Servant in whom My soul delights!

I will put My Spirit upon Him, to bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

2He will not cry out, nor raise His voice in the street.

3A bruised reed he will not break,

And smoking flax He will not quench;

He will bring forth justice for truth.  4He will not fail,

Till He has established justice in the earth."

     5Thus says God, who created the heavens and stretched them out,

Who gives breath and spirit to those who walk on it:

6"I have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand;

I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,

As a light to the Gentiles, 7to open blind eyes,

To bring out prisoners from the prison,

8 I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory

I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images.

9Former things have come to pass, and new things I declare;

Before they spring forth I tell you of them."

     1But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,

And He who formed you, O Israel;

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And rivers shall not overflow you.

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,

Nor shall the flame scorch you.

     18"Do not remember nor consider the things of old,

19Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth;

Shall you not know it? 

I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

20The beast of the field will honor Me,

The jackals and the ostriches,

Because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert,

To give drink to My people, My chosen,

21This people I have formed for Myself shall declare My praise.

     22"But you have not called upon Me, O Jacob.

You have not honored Me with your sacrifices.

24You have burdened Me with your sins,

You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

25 I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions

And I will not remember your sins.
       This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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